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Carissa Guzman

P.I.E. Doula Services

Website: https://www.piedoulaservices.com/

Phone: 8137165535

Birth Fee: $50 to $500

Fee Details: I am a student doula trying to finish my certification with DONA and want to be able to be affordable for all births that need and desire a doula! I am very flexible.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 5 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, May 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • AA/AS
  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have previously volunteered at the Atlanta Birth Center as a midwife assistant.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Carissa Guzman

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Crista

I used Cj as my doula for the birth of my second child after a not so great labor a delivery with my first. I went in to be induced and had my water broken CJ arrived shortly after, she helped suggest ways to help labor progress and differant ways to cope with the contractions. She also had my fiance involved and I was able to get through labor and delivery without an epidural and I don't think I'd have been able to accomplish that without her help. 

Posted 7/21/2019

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Angel Gonzales

Carissa was my main support throughout my entire first pregnancy from January - September 2014.  When I went into labor, she arrived at the hospital shortly after I did and helped guide me through delivery.  I did have some complications as my son's heartrate kept decelerating from having no breaks between contractions so I was given medication to slow down the contractions.  Unfortunately, this also stalled my labor. Carissa was with me the entire time, feeding me ice chips, encouraging me, and engaging with the doctors and nursing staff on my behalf.  She even talked with my husband who was out of town and trying to fly back home to give him the right information so he could make it in time for our son's birth! 

At one point, the anesthesiologist came in and shocked us all by telling me I was going to have a c-section (this was a first-heard)! When my OB-GYN finally came in, he said he'd been monitoring me from the OR (where he was with another patient) and he thought I would need a c-section since my son's heart rate was decelerating.  Carissa intervened on my behalf as I was weak and scared at that point and protested the need for a c-section since everything at that point was fairly calm.  The doctor acquiesced and allowed us to wait until I dilated to 10cm and tried to delivery vaginally before resorting to a c-section.  

My husband finally arrived later that evening and I eventually dilated to 10cm.  I pushed for about 15 minutes, but my son's heartrate kept decelerating every time I had a contraction and more so when I pushed.  Carissa was with me the entire time, holding my hand and encouraging me through it all. 

Unfortunately, my son couldn't descend and his heartrate kept decelerating so we went into an emergency c-section and Carissa waited outside the OR until my son was born. I'm so happy she was there that day. I don't know what I would have done without her!

Posted 12/28/2018

Birth Availability for Carissa Guzman

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